July 12, 2019 – Dayco LLC is pleased to announce Joel E. Wiegert has accepted the opportunity to serve as Dayco’s Chief Executive Officer. Joel is responsible for the global operational performance and strategic direction of Dayco. Wiegert has also been named as a member of Dayco’s Board of Managers.
For the past 16 years Wiegert has held several senior leadership roles with BorgWarner. Most recently he was the President and General Manager of BorgWarner Morse Systems.
His career also included 7 years of working for Dana Corporation where he held engineering and sales positions of increasing responsibilities.
Joel earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Wheaton College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Bowling Green State University.
“After a rigorous search, the board concluded that Joel’s outstanding leadership skills, along with his strong track record of success, made him the outstanding candidate for the role,” said Dr. Stephan Kessel, Chairman of the Board of Managers. “Joel has demonstrated throughout his career the ability to work in different environments around the world leading to impressive results.”
Wiegert added, “I want to thank the Dayco Board for the opportunity to join a company with such a long and traditioned history. I am looking forward to leading the over 4,000 dedicated global employees and working together to deliver on our commitments to our customers, investors and to each other. As a team, together we will Move Forward. Always.”
Dayco is a global leader in the research, design, manufacturing and distribution of essential engine products, drive systems and services for automobiles, trucks, construction, agriculture and industry.
Dayco’s contributions are integral to how people get from place to place, goods are transported, food is harvested, and infrastructure is built. The company operates according to long-held values — keeping promises, delivering on time all the time, and an intense commitment to service no matter what the obstacles. For more than a century, Dayco has overcome challenges, emerging stronger and smarter at every turn.
Dayco improves how the world moves by creating products, systems and relationships that endure. Move Forward. Always.™
Dayco has more than 40 locations in 21 countries and over 4,500 associates. For more information about Dayco, visit the Company’s website at www.dayco.com